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the more ro best the u.s. presence in afghanistan in 2014, the less the military risk. jenna: and what's the benefit of that? when we're looking at this ask year and the threats that are being posed to the united states from all over the world, where does this stack up in the priority? and how do we strategize appropriately? >> well, in terms of of boots on the ground, jenna, it's number one. remember, this is where the war on terror started. the taliban is still an active force, they still have enclaves in waziristan and pakistan. right next door is iran who doesn't seek to do us any favors. so if there's any one place where the united states can get the maximum effect from the minimum footprint in today's environment, it's afghanistan. jenna: it's interesting to read articles like this. it's great talking to you, general, because you have the experience as a combat leader, but you also have the experience to of talking to historical scholars, and those are the voices that are loudest here now when the voice of our combat p troops is not quite as loud. can you just talk to us about th
house. thank you, wendell. jon: earlier congresswoman ileana ros-lehtinen of florida shared some of her lingering concerns about the terrorist attack in benghazi. she will get a chance to question secretary clinton later today when she appears before the house foreign affairs committee. for now the florida congresswoman says she was not satisfied with the secretary clinton's testimony before the senate. >> the american people deserve answers and we still are no closer to the truth. what happened in that pro-longed terrorist attack? we're talking about over seven hours of a firefight where if she knew exactly what was going on, where was the order to go help them? even send a flight overhe had so that the terrorists could see there is a u.s. response? there was no response. who decided to not respond at all? jon: fair and balanced talk to maryland senator ben cardin, a democrat on the foreign relations committee. he had a chance to question secretary clinton this morning. senator cardin, you're overall assessment of her testimony? have your questions is been answered? >> i think secretar
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